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Pure or Impure?


I have clothes that are najis. I put them in a small automatic washing machine . However, I believe I put too much clothes and I am not sure if the water reached all the parts of clothing. Do I consider the clothes tahir or still najis?



When something is najis, it only becomes taahir when you are certain it has become taahir. So, if you are doubting whether it has become taahir or not, then it is still najis. (note, the same applies the other way round: something is taahir until you are sure that it has become najis, because doubt cannot break certainty).

As a word of caution however: Too much doubts and anxiousness is not desired in Islam, as we are taught to be easy going yet rational.

Miqdad .R.